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Food and Agriculture

We help leaders in the food and agricultural sector - including producers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and restaurants - guarantee product quality, enhance your brand, and build customer loyalty. Working at the forefront of sustainability, we combine innovation with rigorous science to ensure that your food and agricultural products, as well as those of suppliers, meet the highest standards of food safety, quality, flavor and nutrition.

  • Antioxidant Superfoods

    Certified Antioxidant Superfoods are foods and beverages that deliver essential antioxidants at levels sufficient to support consumer daily dietary intake goals.

  • Sensory Evaluation

    Select the service you need, from pesticide, microbiological, flavor and quality testing to EPA Compliance and FDA Detention clearance testing.

  • Fair Trade

    Choose SCS as your third-party conformity assessment partner to earn certification under the Fair Trade USA brand.

  • Flavor and Sensory

    Optimize the flavor of your products and support your brand with SCS's comprehensive flavor management, certification and sensory evaluation services.

  • Food Safety

    Satisfy all of your customer's food safety requirements with our certification, auditing and training services.

  • Organic

    As one of the original accredited USDA Organic certifier, we provide trusted auditing and certification services for your organic products and processes.

  • Pesticide Residue Free

    Satisfy your most exacting customers by earning the distinctive Pesticide Residue Free certification, exclusively available to products meeting the world's most stringent residue standard.

  • Residue Management (MRLs)

    Determine the pre-harvest intervals needed to meet multi-country import MRL (maximum residue limit) requirements, then confirm compliance with SCS testing.

  • Retailer Services

    Based on nearly three decades of experience, we provide retailers with comprehensive solutions for all of your food safety auditing, pesticide residue analysis, flavor and nutrition management needs, and can help you strategize to achieve your sustainability goals.

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks relies on SCS to train third-party organizations seeking to verify coffee and cocoa suppliers according to C.A.F.E. and Cocoa Practices program criteria.

  • Sustainable Agriculture

    SCS has championed the field of sustainable agriculture for three decades with leading-edge crop production and quality standards, certifications, sustainability sourcing and scorecard solutions, and strategic brand and policy guidance.

  • Sustainable Biofuels

    Whether you are seeking recognition under the Bonsucro, ISCC, Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) or Council for Sustainable Biofuel Production standards (CSBP), SCS is in a position to help. We are accredited to, or soon will be accredited to, these national and internationally-recognized standards.

  • Veriflora

    Choose Veriflora, the "gold" standard in sustainability certification for cut flowers and ornamental plants and related products, focused on environmental, social and product quality achievement.

  • Training and Education

    Sign up for food safety training with SCS, an IHA Accredited HACCP Training center. We are now offering on-site courses, webinars and customized trainings throughout the year in North America and Central America.